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Here’s my Velocity Blue, 2.7L, BD, Non Sas, 2 Door.

After getting parole from Dirt Mountain Penitentiary I’m scrambling to get all my wrenching done while the weather is still decent!

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- General Grabber X3s 295/70/17 (33.3”)
- 17X9 Bronze Fuel Shok with 1 offset
-Front window tint (match rear)
- 2” RC spacer lift
- Roof top tent to be installed (maybe this coming weekend?
- Oil spray tomorrow!

Here are some after/before pictures and a couple comparison shots beside a 4Door WT!

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BD & WT comparison pics:
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Before lift:
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Factory Steelies w ATX
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Fuel w Grabber X3’s:

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Looks great! Curious, did you trade in your original steelies and tires?
 
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Looks great! Curious, did you trade in your original steelies and tires?
Nope they are serving as my dedicated winter wheels/tires.
 
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How does it ride and drive with the E rated 295s? What PSI you running? Have a 2Dr manual BD on the way and thinking about going 295s and a level.
Sorry I just noticed this comment, I'm running them at 35psi and they seem to be ok on road, too much pressure and they'll probably be pretty bouncy.

They're a max pressures of 80PSI but if I were ever near the max I'd be way past GVWR anyways?
 
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It was 14C degrees (57F) today so I took the opportunity to pop the doors and front roof panels off! It's definitely the best way to cruise around town!

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Now that you've been driving with the +1 offsets now for nearly a month, how do you find the handling? Is it a bit tougher to steer? Any strangeness with braking/acceleration?
 

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Everything looks great. I have this strange affinity for the steelies but the Bronze was a great choice.. It's funny that if you go far enough North the washout interior is the thing; snow, mud, ice, or far enough south it's the thing for totally different reasons; unrelenting dust.
 
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Now that you've been driving with the +1 offsets now for nearly a month, how do you find the handling? Is it a bit tougher to steer? Any strangeness with braking/acceleration?
So I had them on for a couple weeks before I put my winters (stock) back on.

I would say there is a slight dip in acceleration (due to the X3s overall weight) but no noticeable steering or breaking differences.

Biggest two things I notice is road noise (as they are a mud terrain tire) and the throwing of mud/dirt as I don't yet have sasquatch flairs or mud flaps.
 
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Everything looks great. I have this strange affinity for the steelies but the Bronze was a great choice.. It's funny that if you go far enough North the washout interior is the thing; snow, mud, ice, or far enough south it's the thing for totally different reasons; unrelenting dust.
Or you're a real sucker (like me) who has 3 months of dust, 3 of winter and 6 sloppy in-between months of melty/rainy $hit covered roads!
 
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Sweeeeetttt looking ride you have there. Congrats and what is "oil spray" you were referencing as a future mod??
Here are some photos to articulate just how much salt they toss on the roads here in Ontario. Around town it’s mostly granular rock salt and sand mixture and the major roads & highways use a salt brine (liquid) in anticipation of even a single snowflake falling! This is after about 2 weeks of driving, I’d say 60% in town 40% highway.

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those are the same wheels I've settled on for my 4D BadSquatch (also in Velocity Blue)... they look even better than I could hope! Great job! Now, I just need Ford to build my damn Bronco!
 
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those are the same wheels I've settled on for my 4D BadSquatch (also in Velocity Blue)... they look even better than I could hope! Great job! Now, I just need Ford to build my damn Bronco!
You'll be happy!

Velocity Blue & Bronze is a good look (IMO)!
 
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Covers to be painted, but man these lights are bright!

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